Predicted sunny skies and a top program of six races has certainly set the scene for another entertaining day at the famous Toompang Racecourse tomorrow afternoon.
With the opening event timed to start at 12.55pm on a course described by stewards as a good four, the feature race of the day, the South West Slopes Credit Union/Young Hotel Benchmark 74 Handicap $11,000 Young Cup over 1600m should produce another exciting spectacle.
Patrons are invited to dress in their autumn finery with The Loft and Bruces Mensland providing $100 gift vouchers for both best dressed lady and gent.
With the Gold Cup trophy being the jewel in the crown, Vickie and Kevin Powderly of Poppas Fudge Factory have again supported the club by proving a delicious presentation pack to the winning owners while award winning wine producers Brian and Sue Mullany have added to the incentive to those who have availed themselves of club membership.
A race book purchase should see some lucky patron collect a lunch voucher from Elevation 2 to cap off a wonderful afternoon.
The feature race has seen the early favourite Danetrille for Gary Colvin and Nick Heywood allocated gate two and that should be enough to see the Wagga trainer secure a win following his second behind Class Clown at Parkes last time out.
Dangers appear to be Supply Money to be ridden by former local lad Tyler Schiller while Victorian Crown ran third at Tocumwal two starts back and looks suited here.
Locally owned Kruanui will have strong local support but may find the 1600m course a little tougher than when he won at Wagga over 1200m on a soft six.
Racing opens with a maiden over 1000m and Madam Ruby will be the popular elect following her first up second at Wagga recently. Hardest to beat appears to be Bella Shadow who ran second first up after a spell at Cobar recently.
The second race of the afternoon will jump at 1:35pm and here the selections are the Boorowa Picnics winner in Valorhesse who led throughout to win that race, Princess Cordella who won two starts back at Albury and top weight Denman Diva who has been racing consistently following a Crookwell Picnic out in March. The third of the day will jump at 2.15 pm with a capacity field.
Tyler Schiller will have the riding duties on top weight Little Capri for Wangaratta trainer Marcus O'Connor and a win would not surprise. A Hillston winner recently, the seven-year-old gelding should be in the leading division for a long way.
Others with strong claims include Getting Ready for Wendy Baker, the mare ran a good second at Boorowa last start. King Caesar for Nick Heywood and last start winner Better Strike are also amongst the main chances in a hard race.
Race four has a number of chances, not the least being Leica Styker who ran a good second at Boorowa last start, also Turf Diva for Gary Colvin and Nick Heywood, this mare was third at Leeton last start and will be in the firing line at the finish.
The final race of the afternoon will be run over the 1400m journey and here top weight Skipper Joe will be ridden by Brendan Ward for Dean Mirfin.
A winner of two from his last two starts, this could suit the four-year-old who will start from an ideal barrier two. Patrons are reminded a free bus will leave the Young Hotel at 12pm.
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